Oregon Statutes - Chapter 454 - Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems - Section 454.610 - Regulation of gray water discharge.

(1) As used in this section “gray water” means any domestic sewage other than toilet and garbage wastes, including shower and bath waste water, kitchen waste water and laundry wastes.

(2) Nothing in ORS 454.605 to 454.755 except ORS 454.645 shall prohibit the discharge of gray water if:

(a) Soil and site conditions for such gray water conform to the rules of the Department of Environmental Quality regarding standard subsurface sewage disposal systems or alternative sewage disposal systems, except that such systems may use two-thirds the normal size surface area for a drainfield and shall be preceded by a treatment facility such as, but not limited to, a septic tank; or

(b) Such gray water is discharged into an existing subsurface sewage disposal system or alternative sewage disposal system which is functioning satisfactorily, or a public sewage system which serves the dwelling from which such gray water is derived. [1977 c.523 §6; 1999 c.551 §4; 2001 c.104 §194]

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